18+ March Madness Betting Begins Tonight With First Four

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The 2024 March Madness Tournament begins tonight with the First Four, a series of games where the winners are granted a spot among the final 64 programs that will compete for this year’s NCAA College Basketball National Championship.

Odds for March Madness betting are now taking action at online 18+ sportsbooks. First up tonight at 6:40 PM on TruTV is a matchup of potential 16 seeds.

Wagner Seahawks (#16) vs. Howard Bison (#16)

  • Point Spread: Wagner +3.5, Howard -3.5
  • Moneyline: Wagner +150, Howard -175
  • Over/Under: 128.5

The Bison are slight favorites to win and secure the 16th seed in the West bracket. The winner will face the number one North Carolina Tarheels this Thursday.

Tipping off at 9:10 PM tonight on TruTV is a battle between the ACC and the Mountain West conferences.

Colorado State Rams (#10) vs. Virginia Cavaliers (#10)

  • Point Spread: Colorado State -3.0, Virginia +3.0
  • Moneyline: Colorado State -160, Virginia +135
  • Over/Under: 121.0

18-friendly college basketball betting sites suggest that the Rams will win by a three-pointer and earn the 10-seed in the Midwest bracket. The winner will face the 7-seed Texas Longhorns on Thursday (TNT).

Tomorrow at 6:40 PM on TruTV, another 16 vs. 16 matchup is on tap.

Grambling Tigers (#16) vs Montana State Bobcats (#16)

  • Point Spread: Grambling +3.5, Montana State -3.5
  • Moneyline: Grambling +150, Montana State -175
  • Over/Under: 135.0

Grambling State is a 3.5-point underdog to the Bobcats. What makes the tournament so fun is that one of these small schools will become the 16-seed in the Midwest bracket and have a chance to knock off the top-ranked Purdue Boilermakers on Saturday (TNT).

Wrapping up the First Four tomorrow night at 9:10 PM is a 10 v. 10 contest that will secure the final remaining spot in the Round of 64.

Colorado Buffaloes (#10) vs. Boise State Broncos (#10)

  • Point Spread: Colorado -2.5, Boise State +2.5
  • Moneyline: Colorado -145, Boise State +125
  • Over/Under: 140.0

Once again, another tightly contested matchup has been projected by online NCAAB sportsbooks. The victor will play the 7th seed in the South bracket, the Florida Gators.

For gamblers ready to bet on the winner of March Madness, college basketball futures present an opportunity for a massive payday, as long as their wager is correct.

2024 March Madness Championship Odds

  • Connecticut (#1) +400
  • Houston (#1) +500
  • Purdue (#1) +650
  • Arizona (#2) +1200
  • North Carolina (#1) +1200
  • Tennessee (#2) +1400
  • Auburn (#4) +1500
  • Kentucky (#3) +1700
  • Iowa State (#2) +2000
  • Marquette (#2) +2000
  • Creighton (#3) +2500
  • Illinois (#3) +3000
  • Baylor (#3) +3500
  • Duke (#4) +3500
  • Alabama (#4) +4000
  • Kansas (#4) +5000

We’ve included the top 16 teams in the March Madness futures above. Among those 16 schools, none are seeded below 4. The defending national champions, the UConn Huskies, have the best odds to win.

Five of the top five teams listed are 1 seeds. This suggests that 2024 will not be a repeat of last year when all Final Four teams were seeded four or lower.

March Madness odds will remain posted at the sites included in our 18+ sportsbook reviews until the championship game on April 8th.

Bovada Sportsbook (Bovada Review), The Official Website Of NCAA Athletics